Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Update on the Cockatoo Chairs
All welded up now ... We kind of like the weld 'buttons' on the top of the bow ...
Believe it or not, we are still working on the prototype parrot/now cockatoo chairs. (Original Post) Our client has been extremely patient but now we're on the home stretch ... Primer tomorrow. Click the photos to enlarge them ... And I thought designing a wood chair from scratch was hard .... The cockatoo is still not perfect but after talking with our client, we modified the one we had by cutting his neck, 'cocking' his head and rewelding it. We'll make it right for the real ones. The rest of the chair is all welded now and it looks good and seems comfortable for most folks. The size and proportions of the new chair are much better and we changed the scale of a couple of the elements, especially the 'cage' bars. It'll look a lot different once it's all painted ..... almost done !
The full size drawings
Clamped up and ready for 'the cage'
reworked and rewelded cockatoo
Took it out in the garden yesterday to have a beer with it's friends....It was happy to be out ...
Paint tomorrow ...